BEVERLY HILLS, January 22, (THEWILL) – The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn in Group C of the African qualifying series for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Forty countries across the CAF region were divided into 10 groups of four teams each for the penultimate stage of the continental journey to Qatar.
Nigeria, three-time African champions, will play Cape Verde, Central African Republic, and Liberia in the second round of the continental qualification route.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) explained that the final round will have the 10 group winners drawn into five home and away ties, with the five winners securing the ticket to represent Africa at the tournament scheduled for 21 November to 18 December 2022 in Qatar.
The group phase of the qualifiers starts in October 2020 and will last until October 2021.
See the groups below:
Algeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, Djibouti
Tunisia, Zambia, Mauritania, Equatorial Guinea
Nigeria, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Liberia
Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Malawi
Mali, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda
Egypt, Gabon, Libya, Angola
Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia
Senegal, Congo, Namibia, Togo
Morocco, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Sudan
DR Congo, Benin, Madagascar, Tanzania